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Like-Kind Property

Like-Kind Property Defined by IRS

Properties are of like-kind if they’re of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality.

Real properties generally are of like-kind, regardless of whether they’re improved or unimproved. For example, an apartment building would generally be like-kind to another apartment building. However, real property in the United States is not like-kind to real property outside the United States.

Many people believe that like-kind properties must be of the same size or type to qualify. But that is not true—different assets can be exchanged as long as they qualify. Primary or principal residences which are for personal use for the most part—do not qualify and cannot be exchanged. Properties must be held for business or investment purposes. Here are a few examples of like-kind property exchanges:

  • A multifamily building for an industrial building
  • An apartment building for a shopping center
  • A retail property for a hotel
  • A medical complex for a multifamily building
  • A single-family rental for a condominium

For more information regarding like-kind property please contact Rodeo 1031 Exchange.

Here is courtesy a link to the IRS Like Kind Exchange Page


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*Rodeo 1031 is a qualified intermediary. Rodeo 1031 Exchange does not provide tax or legal advice, nor can we make any representations or warranties regarding the tax consequences of your exchange transaction. Property owners must consult their tax and/or legal advisors for this information. Our role is limited to serving as qualified intermediary to facilitate your exchange.